Shoulder Pain

 Shoulder Pain

Valued Health Osteopathy

Osteopath in East Bentleigh


Shoulder pain has become more common over recent years due to the increased use of computers and smartphones and the increased sedentary lifestyle. Shoulder pain can also occur from trauma.


Shoulder pain can sometimes be very complex and challenging to treat. At Valued Health Osteopathy, our Osteopaths aim to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate your injury.  One of our many goals at Valued Health Osteopathy, East Bentleigh is to determine the cause of your pain and provide you with a diagnoses. After a diagnoses has been made a course of treatment will be implemented which may include Osteopathic treatment, rehabilitation strengthening exercises and possible referral to your GP for any additional treatment, medications and imaging.


Common shoulder injuries include:

Rotator cuff tears



Frozen shoulder (Adhesive capsulitis)

Muscle tears

Ligament injuries

Postural tension

Referred pain


Common symptoms of shoulder pain:

Sharp pain when moving your arm

Catching sensation when raising the arm or reaching

Pain radiating down the arm

Weakness in your arm or grip

Throbbing and aching in the shoulder whilst sleeping

Neck and shoulder stiffness.


Our Osteopaths at Valued Health Osteopathy may help your shoulder pain by:

Improving muscular flexibility in the shoulder area

Improving range of motion (ROM) in the shoulder, shoulder blade, neck and back.

Providing exercises for strengthening/rehabilitation

Providing exercises for stretching

Addressing postural strains and bad habits

Possible referral to your GP if needed for further management or treatment


At Valued Health Osteopathy we also provide Clinical Pilates services which may help in strengthening and improving flexibility and decreasing your pain. Here at VHO we have a maximum student – instructor ratio of 2:1 for our clinical Pilates. This enables thorough care for patients suffering from pain. For more information regarding Clinical Pilates in East Bentleigh please click here.

In some cases, there may be a more serious cause for your Shoulder pain which may require ongoing specialist support. If the staff at Valued Health Osteopathy are think you need to be referred for ongoing care for your pain, we have close relationships with other local health professionals so are able to refer you if required.

If you have any questions or would like to see if we can help your shoulder pain, please call us on (03) 8529 3348 speak to an Osteopath directly. Alternatively you can book also book online.  


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